Title: Managing Principal
Company: Twin Oaks Consulting
Location: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States
John R. Ackerman, PE, PG, BCEE, FNSPE, FASCE, Managing Principal at Twin Oaks Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in environmental engineering.
While studying as a graduate geologist Mr. Ackerman was approached with an opportunity to work as an environmental engineer, shaping the future of his career in ways he could not imagine. Backed by his BS in earth sciences from the Pennsylvania State University obtained in 1975, Mr. Ackerman is now a patentee in the field of air stripping of liquids using a high-intensity mixer. In his career, he has developed a black/gray water stand-alone treatment system, oversaw land development for a craft distillery, and managed land development for a winery. Since 2012 he has served as a consulting engineer for Vita Nuova LLC and as managing partner for Twin Oaks Consulting LLC, and since 2013 has been president of Twin Oaks Water Systems, Inc. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Ackerman was the director of public works and a civil engineer for the City of Hazleton from 2009 to 2011, the regional environmental manager for HRG, Inc. from 2004 to 2009 and the director of operations for CAN DO, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Additionally, between 1976 and 2002, he served in various environmental engineering and managerial roles for companies such as Barry Isett & Associates, Inc., ENTECH Engineering, Inc., Hazleton Environmental, Barrett, Haentjens & Company, and Conyngham Borough Authority.
Notably, Mr. Ackerman was most recently honored with the title of Engineer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers in 2019 and by its Keystone Northeast Chapter in 2018 and 2019. He was also named the Lehigh Valley Section’s ASCE Engineer of the Year in 2018 and received their Innovation Conference Award for Best Value in Green Engineering in 2017. A fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he holds membership with the International Desalination Association and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer and since 2000 has sat as chairman of the John Kaminski Memorial Scholarship Committee, part of the Penn-Anthracite Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration/AIME. To attest to his achievements, Mr. Ackerman may also be found in the 28th edition of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry and the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the East.
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